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Poster: Spuzz Date: Feb 22, 2006 1:41pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Metropolis removed. Blame Uruguay.

lol

So, the movie has to be copyright free in ALL countries then?

Also, How do I get the chance to talk to the lovely skip? ;)

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Feb 22, 2006 5:01pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Metropolis removed. Blame Uruguay.

Actually, let me clarify. This is all part of the GATT treaty that the US signed with other nations. The restoration of foreign works' copyrights was part of the Uruguay Round Agreements. Traditionally, if a foreign work wasn't registered in the U.S. for copyright, it was considered public domain. The Uruguay Round Agreements changed that by saying that our country would honor the copyrights of other nations that also adopted the GATT treaty. So many foreign films used to be considered PD in the U.S. are no longer PD.

Hope that makes sense.

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Poster: Scott Saunders Date: Feb 23, 2006 5:15am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Metropolis removed. Blame Uruguay.

Sorry Skip and Sorry Uruguay. I was making a joke I don't want us to go to war with Uruguay. They seem like a fine peace loving country with a fine national soccer team.

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Feb 24, 2006 11:43pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Metropolis removed. Blame Uruguay.

Scott,

As long as we have Skip to protect us, we're all safe.

Vive le Skip!

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Feb 25, 2006 3:40am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Metropolis removed. Blame Uruguay.

But who will protect me?

Skip